Thu. Jun 20th, 2019

New book highlights new endemic Palauan birds, migratory bird species

Koror, Palau – The 2016 edition of The State of Palau’s Birds, a book produced by the Belau National Museum with support from Palau Conservation Society (PCS), is now available.

This 7th annual publication is a stunning visual display of a few of the 169 resident and migratory bird species of Palau.

This year’s book begins with new research about two birds – the Kiuidukall (Palau Cicada Bird) and Cherosech (Rust-capped Kingfisher). Once thought to be widespread outside Palau, these forest birds have recently been found to be endemic species found only in Palau.

The book showcases the increasingly important role that Palau plays in supporting the migration of birds as they fly on the East Asian Australasian Flyway (EAAF) and winter or stop over in Palau, especially on the sand flats of Peleliu Island.

At least 25 bird species have been observed on the sand flats of Peleliu, making it a globally important destination for almost half of the migratory shorebird species of shorebirds in the EAAF.

The State of Palau’s Birds also highlights the four endangered birds that live in Palau: the Palau Megapode, the Bar-tailed Godwit, the Great Knot, and the Far Easter Curlew.

“Every kid loves birds and we hope that this book helps to awaken the child in all of us,” said the book’s editors.

The publication ends with actions being taken to protect Palau’s birds including offering trainings for conservation officers and mobilizing citizen scientists to assist in monitoring. A free copy of the State of Palau’s Birds can be picked up at the Belau National Museum or Palau Conservation Society. (PR)



ICB Bank and Pangea Foundation to cooperate on a password-based financial services business

June 14, 2019 - Palau ICB Bank will launch new financial services based on the Pangea Foundation and cryptography promote business.

ICB Bank on Thursday, the cryptographic currency foundation Pangea (PAN) and block chain-based cryptography and signed business agreement to promote the financial services business.

ICB Bank uses the Pangea Foundation's password currency 'Pangea' to combine financial services. We plan to jointly promote various Pin Tech businesses.

In particular, ICB Bank is working with Pangea Foundation. ICB Bank promote issuance of visa cards and master cards based on cryptography. The company is releasing debit cards that can be settled as collateral.

If a Visa or Master Card is actually issued, payment will be made in everyday life anywhere in the world. It is becomes possible, consumers can use the Visa/Master Card on-line merchant's Bitcoin, Ethereum.

The bank, a financial institution works with the Cryptographic Fund to provide financial services that can be applied in everyday life. The roll out is expected to be the first in the block chain pin tech industry.

An official from the Pangea Foundation said, "Working with the bank, in the future, global credit card companies and we will expand services to Eurpoe, Latin America and other countries in connection with possible banks." he said.

On the other hand, Cryptography Pangea (PAN) is an ERC20-based token used for remittance and payment. Adds a centralize authentication agreement to decentralized lenders technology for faster transaction rates. Billing platform at the same time. Currently, Indonesia, Vietnam, Uzbekistan, Europe, etc. and the Cryptographic Exchange of eight countries in Southeast Asia and Latin America.

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